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Vertigo = San Francisco

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Through Alfred Hitchcock’s eyes, San Francisco seemed the perfect place to film a murder mystery. It wasn’t unusual for the director to chose locations before developing a story to be filmed there. The result? His iconic 1958 film, Vertigo, which makes the most of the city’s eerie and claustrophobic cityscapes. See which SF landmarks you can spot in the original Vertigo trailer. ... Read More »

News: Godfather Mansion For Sale

Godfather House

  The house where for a year and a half, Frances Ford Coppola and co. set-up camp to film interior and exterior shots for The Godfather is now up for sale. The estate, situated on Longfellow Avenue on Staten Island in New York City, has been the home of the Norris family for 50 years. The eight bedroom house also ... Read More »

The Social Network + Travel

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  The Social Network is one of the most highly anticipated films of 2010. The film chronicles the rise of the most visited website on the internet, Facebook and the life of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg- a person who is both idolizes and loathed the world over. Read More »

The Inspiration of ‘Howl’

  As a radical youth, Ginsberg was famous in New York for being one of the founding leaders of the Beatnik generation but it wasn’t until his long-form, stream of consciousness poem ‘Howl’ was put to print that he became known all over America. Upon publication in a McCarthy era America, ‘Howl’ was deemed obscene and Ginsberg was put to ... Read More »

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps + NYC

  In 1987, Oliver Stone made his now iconic film Wall Street which epitomized the greed culture of 80s New York City. Even today, the villain of the film, Gordon Gekko is both reviled and revered along with his much quoted line- “Greed, for lack of a better word, is good.”   Now, 23 years later and in a time ... Read More »

News: The Quileute Wolves and Twilight

Wold headress, Quileute Tribe, courtesy of National Park Service

In an attempt to clarify a multitude of misconceptions about the Quileute Tribe resulting from the Twilight films and books by author Stephanie Meyer, the Seattle Art Museum is presenting a new exhibition entitled Behind the Scenes: the Real Story of Quileute Wolves. The exhibition will run for one year and is comprised of 25 objects of Quileute art that ... Read More »

Art Interview: Peter Eleey + Queens, NY

Photo courtesy of Cameron Wittig

Starting this month, a native son returns to New York when Peter Eleey, former Visual Arts Curator of Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center, joins MoMA’s P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center as its Curator. Prior to his years at the Walker, Mr. Eleey was a Curator and Producer at New York-based group Creative Time, during which he helped produce large-scale and landmark exhibits, ... Read More »

Extended Travel: Niagara Falls

photo courtesy of Niagara Tourism & Convention Corp.

There is something in the name Niagara Falls that induces in the American imagination a nostalgia for things we’ve never known but feel we’ve always known; of road trips in Winnebagos, of our grandparent’s honeymoon, of holding hands in yellow rain slickers. Ingrained from an early age through black and white movies starring Marilyn Monroe and grainy photos of great ... Read More »

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